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Judge Orders Halt As Federal Executions Are Set To Resume This Week

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 11:05

A federal judge in Washington D.C. has barred the lethal injections that were scheduled to commence on Monday, citing the likelihood of "pain and suffering." A legal conflict is likely.

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After Mounting Pressure, Washington's NFL Franchise Drops Its Team Name

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 09:33

The Washington Redskins have announced it will be dropping its team moniker, which is widely considered a slur against Native Americans. The head coach and team owner are developing a new name.

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Poland's Nationalist President Narrowly Wins Reelection

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 05:27

President Andrzej Duda's victory further empowers Poland's ruling Law and Justice party which has worked to weaken the country's independent judiciary and free press.

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CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggression'

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 05:08

Pointing to the coronavirus's disproportionate impact on people of color, 1,007 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call on the agency to declare racism a public health threat.

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Sessions Fights For His Political Life, As Trump Looms Over Alabama Senate Race

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 05:01

Jeff Sessions is trying to reclaim his old Senate seat. But his former boss, President Trump, is backing Sessions' Republican opponent, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville.

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A Senate Takeover Is Very Much A Possibility For Democrats. Just Follow The Money

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 05:01

Five Republican Senate incumbents are looking increasingly vulnerable, while fundraising reports provide glimpses of Democratic strength.

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Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 05:00

An NPR analysis finds that at least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late. While it's a relatively small number, they could prove crucial in a close election.

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Fresh Scrutiny For Fox's Tucker Carlson As Top Writer Quits Over Bigoted Posts

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 20:21

A top writer for Fox News' Tucker Carlson resigns after CNN revealed his racist and sexist posts, reviving criticism of Carlson's commentaries. Carlson is set to address the controversy Monday.

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Man Treks 1,000 Miles From Alabama To Minnesota For 'Change, Justice And Equality'

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 19:16

Cheered on by supporters both online and on the road, Terry Willis walked from Huntsville, Ala., to the site of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis to protest the injustices faced by Black Americans.

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Florida Smashes U.S. State Record Of Daily New Cases: More Than 15,200

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 15:07

Gov. Ron DeSantis has not ordered a statewide mask mandate, even as the coronavirus sets new records in Florida. Some local officials have imposed their own restrictions to try to slow the spread.

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Iranian Report Details Chain Of Mistakes In Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 13:56

A missile operator who didn't properly calibrate his radar system fired on the Ukrainian passenger plane without authorization, Iran says. All 176 people on board were killed on Jan. 8.

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Roger Stone Clemency Latest Example Of Trump Rewarding His Friends, Scholars Say

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 12:33

The Founding Fathers intended the presidential pardon power to protect the national interest. Leading clemency experts question Trump's use of his authority.

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How 6 Problem-Solvers Tackled Pandemic Challenges In Their Neighborhoods

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 07:09

From a generous urban farmer to a roving mariachi band, people are using their talents to help others. Read their stories — then nominate a problem-solver in your community.

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You Haven't Heard The Last Of Iowa This Election Cycle

Sun, 07/12/2020 - 07:00

After disastrous caucuses earlier this year, both Republicans and Democrats are giving the state a lot of attention and money in the run-up to November.

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Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 18:56

"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said Saturday. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.

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Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 18:56

"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.

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Thomas Chatterton Williams On Debate, Criticism And The Letter In 'Harper's Magazine'

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 17:14

A letter on the importance of open debate was published by Harper's Magazine this week and was signed by more than 150 prominent writers and thinkers, fueling a controversy over debate and privilege.

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Masks And Mouse Ears: Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 15:54

After 117 days being closed, Disney World welcomed guests back to its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Masks and temperature checks were required, as well as reservations.

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Masks And Mouse Ears: Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 15:54

After 117 days being closed, Disney World welcomed guests back to its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Masks and temperature checks were required, as well as advance reservations.

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'Unprecedented, Historic Corruption': Romney Joins Critics Of Stone's Commutation

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 13:11

The president's decision to grant clemency to his longtime confidant drew vehement criticism from Democratic lawmakers. Republicans largely kept silent, with one notable exception: Sen. Mitt Romney.

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